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Ramakrishna Mission in India

In recent trips to India, members of Atma Jyoti Ashram have had the oportunity of visiting over 14 Ramakrishna Mission Ashrams, Temples, and Charitable Institutions throughout India. Below is a pictorial tour of a few of these locations, all well worth visiting. More photos of these Ashrams may be seen on our India Photos page.

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The Temple to Sri Ramakrishna at Belur Math, designed by Swami Vijnanananda, one of the direct monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, as seen on Swami Vivekananada's Birthday.
The shrine at Holy Mother Sarada Devi's samadhi temple at Belur Math. The shrine is a magnet for devotees of the Mother, especially on festival days.
The Cossipore Garden House where Sri Ramakrishna spent the last days of his fatal illness, where he continued to inspire his disciples with the highest ideals of spiritual life.
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The temple built on the site of Sri Ramakrishna's birth, in the Bengali village of Kamarpukur.
Descendants of the family of Sri Ramakrishna, standing in front of Thakur's family home, with the family temple on their right.
Holy Mother Sarada Devi's Temple at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Jayrambati, Holy Mother's village near to Kamarpukur.
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The Ramakrishna Mission school near Shihor, a village near Jayrambati and Kamarpukur, during a celebration of Republic Day.
The Shrine at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram at Koalpara, in rural Bengal, where Sri Sarada Devi herself installed the photographs of Sri Ramakrishna and herself.
The Ramakrishna Mission Ashram at Kankhal, near Hardwar. The Mission runs a large modern hospital for the welfare of local residents.
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The Universal Temple at the Ramakrishna Mission in Mylapore, Chennai. Swami Satyananda stands with Swami Jnanadananda, manager of the ashram, and an accomplished bhajan singer.
What is known as "Mother's Rock" at the Bangalore Ramakrishna Mission, where Sri Sarada Devi sat and went into samadhi during her sojourn in South India.
Students at the Ramakrishna Mission village school at Sivanahali, near Bangalore. The Mission and the villagers have turned an arid and backward group of villages into a thriving, lush area.
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The Ramakrishna Mission School in Mysore during the evening worship service. The large modern school on an immense fertile campus is an example of the Mission's accomplishment in the area.
Sadhus and residents of the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Omkareshwar, which is a haven to monks of the mission who wish to spend some time in quiet solitude and more intense sadhana. The ashram sits among a number of other ashrams on the Narmada River.
The Temple at the Ramakrishna Mission in Mumbai, on the occasion of Sri Ramakrishna's birthday. The Ashram supports a large hospital where patients can obtain charitable services.


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